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Mayerling (1968)

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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ...
Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)
Ivan Desny ...
Maurice Teynac ...
Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ...
Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)
Moustache ...
Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ...
Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ...
Count Karolyi
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Loschek (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Véronique Vendell ...
Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes | See all certifications »
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19 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mayerling faciasi  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Turner Classic Movies)

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(Westrex Recording System)| (UK release) (RCA Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Although she played his mother in Mayerling, Ava Gardner was only nine years older than Omar Sharif. See more »

Goofs

When the Empress Elizabeth asks Maria Vetsera her age, she answers "20". She was in fact only 17 when she died a short time later. See more »

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Morgenblaetter (Morning Paper)
Composed by Johann Strauß
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Beautiful movie
1 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is perhaps one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen-both literally and figuratively! I've never seen a more beautifully photographed movie. The use of location settings and outdoor photography is second to none. The costumes and settings show that the producers obviously didn't skimp on quality. They're breathtaking and almost rate their own review. Aesthetically I can't remember the last time I saw such a beautiful film. Dramatically it drags a bit at times but overall is a very compelling tale, made all the more poignant because it is based on events that actually took place. Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve are remarkable as the doomed lovers. Their final scene together, as they talk while she's falling asleep is magnificent. It's obvious why Deneuve has had such a love affair with the camera over the years. She's absolutely flawlessly photographed(no other woman with the exception of the late Sharon Tate even comes close). You can see why a man would be driven to give up an empire for her. As an added bonus the great Ava Gardner came out of semi-retirement to play Sharif's mother and gives this movie an added touch of class(not that it needed any more). If you're a fan of costume dramas or doomed love stories then this movie is for you. Quite simply it combines the best elements of both genres. A treat.


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